genus of about 25 species of flowering plants
clues: Jack-in-the-pulpit, e.g.; Calla lily family; Kind of lily;
once a year
in English language:
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is a genus of about 25 species of flowering plants in the family
Araceae, native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia,
with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean region.
Frequently called "arum lilies", they are not closely
related to the true lilies Lilium. Plants in the closely related
tribe Zantedeschia are also called "arum lilies".
are rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial plants growing to 20–60
cm tall, with sagittate (arrowhead-shaped) leaves 10–55 cm
long. The flowers are produced in a spadix, surrounded by a 10–40
cm long, coloured spathe, which may be white, yellow, brown or
purple; some species are scented, others not. The fruit is a
cluster of bright orange or red berries.
parts of the plants are poisonous, containing significant amounts
of calcium oxalate as raphides.
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